Some quotes, collected over the course of many years. You can find some german ones here.
Time flies like a river.
Fruit flies like a banana.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils…
— Louis Hector Berlioz
If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more man.
— attributed to Albert Einstein
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
— Albert Einstein
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
— Terry Pratchett
The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.
— Eliezer Yudkowski
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
— Thomas Jones
It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to remove.
— Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
— RFC 1925
I will not apologize for art!
— Caaaaaaarl from “Lamas with hats”
I am a creationist. I believe man created God.
— via soup.io
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
— Abraham Lincoln
Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.
If you torture the data long enough, it will confess
— Ronald Coase
Forget the money, because if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living there just to do things you don’t like doing. Which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.
— Alan Watts
Remember, if you succeed in everything you try in life, you’re living below your full potential and you should take up more difficult or daring things.
— Eliezer Yudkowsky
Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.
— Anna Lappe
As long as I feel that I can stand up and leave here, anytime I please… I can stay.
— Mimi from “Real Humans”
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
— Carl Sagan
Believing this statement will make you happier.
— Ryan Lortie
Every word in this sentence is a gross misspelling of the word “tomato.”
— Douglas Hofstadter
Every picture of you is when you were younger.
— Mitch Hedburg
A clean house is a sign of a wasted life
For years, I was one of the extremely shy women. I don’t think I ever asked a questions after a talk during my PhD. Not asking a question for fear of looking stupid means giving my own ego a very high priority. A higher priority than a potential learning experience for myself, the audience and the speaker.
It really is true that you become an average of the people you spend the most time with.
— Sam Altman
Everyone in life has a purpose, even if it’s to serve as a bad example.
— Carroll Bryant
Life isn’t about waiting for the rain to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
— Vivian Greene
Design is removal of the irrelevant.